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Board 217: Assessing Awareness and Competency of Engineering Freshmen on Ethical and Responsible Research and Practices

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2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

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June 25, 2023

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June 28, 2023

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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13

DOI

10.18260/1-2--42639

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https://peer.asee.org/42639

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Michael Johnson Texas A&M University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-5328-8763

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Dr. Michael D. Johnson is a professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University. He currently serves as Associate Dean for Inclusion and Faculty Success in the College of Engineering. He is a member o

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Amarnath Banerjee Texas A&M University

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Dr. Banerjee is a Professor in the William Michael Barnes ’64 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University since 1999. His research interests are in modeling and analysis of complex systems and processes, simulation and visualization, and their applications in manufacturing, healthcare, energy, and information systems. He teaches a number of courses in these areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has developed several of these courses. He is currently leading the effort in designing a new undergraduate program in Data Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). He served in the Board of the Computer and Information Systems Division of IISE, serves as an Associate Editor of IISE Transactions on Healthcare System Engineering, and is an ABET Program Evaluator for Industrial Engineering.

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Bimal P. Nepal Texas A&M University

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Dr. Bimal Nepal is a Rader I Professor in the Industrial Distribution Program at Texas A&M University. His research interests include the integration of supply chain management with new product development decisions, distributor service portfolio optimization, and engineering education.

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Glen Miller

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Abstract

This paper presents the progress made in the first year of a five-year NSF ER2 (Ethical and Responsible Research)-funded project on ethical and responsible research and practices in science and engineering undertaken at a large public university in the southwestern United States. The objective of this research is to improve instructor training, interventions, and student outcomes in high schools and universities to improve awareness and commitment to ethical practices in STEM coursework. The paper will describe the progress made in several components of the grant: i) Preliminary analysis of measures of ethical knowledge, reasoning skills, attitudes, and practices of several hundred undergraduate freshmen and seniors, correlated with demographic data, based on data captured in the first year of the grant; ii) Progress made in the development of the concept of “ethical self-efficacy” and an instrument to measure it for freshmen and senior engineering students, and in assessing how it relates to ethical competency and student background; iii) Implications of these analyses in the construction of a three-week professional development program that guides high school STEM teachers through the development of learning modules on ethical issues related to their courses; iv) The assessment of the undergraduate engineering curriculum in two majors to determine appropriate courses for ethics interventions to help students understand how technical activities fit within broader social, economic, and environmental contexts; the construction of these interventions; and the development of measures to track their success; and, v) Initial steps toward measuring impact of other experiences (e.g., undergraduate research, internships, service learning) and courses (e.g., humanities, social science, and business courses) on development of ethical practices, on assessments taken in senior engineering capstone courses.

Johnson, M., & Banerjee, A., & Nepal, B. P., & Miller, G. (2023, June), Board 217: Assessing Awareness and Competency of Engineering Freshmen on Ethical and Responsible Research and Practices Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--42639

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